February 4

Metatalktail Hour: My Favorite Thing about This Week

Helloooooooo welcome to another MetaTalkTail Hour, I am drinking a fairly inferior chardonnay but I used it for cooking so it's open so eh. Today's conversation starter: my favorite thing about this week. (As always, the bouncers hate politics, so keep that shizz to some other thread!)

February 3

Article about pro-life march

I recently read an article - I think I found it here - about the pro-life march, which had some rather surprising details. Some of the marchers carried signs to indicate that that were both against abortion AND Trump, and some expressed that they were completely pro-life ... against abortion, pro-caring for children in poverty, against the death penalty. Now I can't find it. Help?

WomensMarch 2: Electric Boogaloo?

Not the actual physical Women's March on Washington--the MeFi traditional version of a month where we encourage women to make front page posts to the Blue, especially first time posters. More on that if you aren't familiar under the cut. It's occurred to me that we have a whole lotta focus on politics right now, in part because pretty much everyone with ties to the USA and a lot of people who don't are currently terrified of fascists. Consequently, the politics megathreads are taking up a lot of energy and attention. I miss this site having a lot of interesting front page posts so that I can take breaks and do things besides endless screaming sometimes here, too. And I remember our MonthByWomen events as being a great effort for womens' solidarity, as well as a really good way to get more voices bringing up lots of interesting and useful topics. Is anyone else interested in holding another WomensMarch here on MeFi? [more inside]

February 2

Is masturbation allowed on MetaFilter?

Etiquette question. I was sure - but am now thinking I was mistaken - that one was required to exercise a degree of caution or decorum for how masturbation was mentioned and/or described in posts on the blue. Why, I don't know or can't remember. Ergo, I skipped daintily around the word in a recent post, but a subsequent blunt comment didn't elicit any adverse reactions. Searches across both MetaTalk and the blue don't turn up contentious vexations, so was I mistaken and it's okay to mention masturbation in any broad manner and context, or not? [more inside]

Marking links to tweets

There are a lot of links to tweets where the link text is the text of the tweet. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate not having to click a mystery link to find out what it says, and I understand that we want to cite our sources, but it's annoying to click something expecting to read about some topic and find that I've already read everything there is to read. Could we have some sort of post-link marker to indicate that clicking the link will take you to a tweet that says exactly what the link says? Maybe [tw] or [twpic] or something if the tweet has no other text but some multimedia content? [more inside]

January 30

This is what MeFite democracy looks like!

Did you protest this weekend or in the previous weekend? If so, ✊! Let's keep it up! And let's share our experiences and/or pics, if you feel comfortable doing that!

January 29

Wrong!

Mefites are a smart bunch, but no one is perfect. Tell us, what is the wrongest comment you've made here?

Inspired by this comment:
Here is possibly my wrongest comment ever
posted by paper chromatographologist at 5:31 AM on January 27

Duolingo Clubs

Duolingo has added clubs, to allow people to learn languages together. So for Mefites who'd like to all come and Duolingo together I made a club. Come join a club and we can all learn together. [more inside]

January 27

Greasemonkey request

Hey, you folks who know how to do such things… Is it possible to create a Greasemonkey script that would strip everything from a thread except the external html links? After reading this AskMe, I was thinking for those short on time, it would be a pretty neat way to get a MeFi curated news feed. (obviously related to current political events, but I’m guessing this level of participation isn’t going away any time soon)

You made it, you're proud of it; let's see it!

In the spirit of other chill open Friday MetaTalk threads, I'd like to see a physical object you made that you're proud of. Maybe a fancy food, maybe a needlework, maybe a welding project, maybe a model train landscape? Maybe a car made of a cardboard box for your animal friend to ride in? One thing you put together with your own hands that turned out pretty well! Show us: What Hast Thou Wrought?

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